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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline & Crisis Text Line

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. They are committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

For the suicide hotline, call or text 988.

You can also visit 988lifeline.org

Safe2Help Illinois

Safe2Help Illinois is a 24/7 program where students can use a free app, text/phone, and website (Safe2HelpIllinois.com) to share information on school safety issues in a confidential environment. Once vetted, the information provided will be shared with local district and school officials and/or local PSAP/9-1-1- call center, depending on the nature of the information shared. 

For Safe2Help, call 844-4-SAFEIL, text SAFE2, or email HELP@Safe2HelpIL.com

You can also visit safe2helpil.com

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, high-quality text-based mental health support and crisis intervention by empowering a community of trained volunteers to support people in their moments of need.

For the Crisis Text Line, text HOME to 741741 to reach a volunteer Crisis Counselor.

You can also visit www.crisistextline.org

Contact of Northern Illinois

CONTACT takes calls from abused or addicted adults, lonely seniors, teens, and individuals threatening suicide. In addition to our help line, we provide, Reassurance CONTACT, phone calls for medication reminders, daily check ins, Teen Crisis helpline, kid phone, and information and referrals. CONTACT of Northern Illinois has been serving Stephenson County since 1981.

For Contact of Northern Illinois, call 888-463-6260.

You can also visit nicontact.org

Safe School Hotline

Safe School Hotline is provided to help students and parents to be guided on how to handle and report incidents at school.

You can call the number any time of the day or night to report concerns about unsafe or potentially disruptive activities or situations including drug or alcohol abuse, weapons, harassment, bullying or threats. All calls are confidential. Safe School Hotline 800-418-6423; text 614-426-0240 - type TIPS; download the SSHL Mobile app. Provided below is the Safe School Hotline reporting site, information video, and some digital resources. 



SSHL Brochure

SSHL Flowchart

SSHL Advantages

Summer Food Service Program

Please click the following link for information from the Illinois Hunger Coalition regarding summer food service: